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Thursday Round-Up: CenturyLink Field Receives EPA’s Regional Food Recovery Challenge Award

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Good afternoon, 12s.

Here’s a look at what’s ‘out there’ for today – Thursday, July 18 – about your Seattle Seahawks:

EPA’s Regional Food Recovery Challenge Award

Credit is given where credit is due, as the United States Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded CenturyLink Field with their Regional Food Recovery Challenge Award. The stadium donated nearly 14,000 pounds of food to local food banks, in addition to collecting all foods that can’t be donated for composting.

Over the past two years, the home of the Seahawks and Sounders FC has averaged 6.41 tons in donations per year. All of these statistics contribute to an incredible 97% diversion rate of food waste from landfill.

The award was given to First & Goal Incorporated at their stadium all-staff quarterly meeting early this month. First & Goal Inc. is the organization founded by the late Paul G. Allen that operates CenturyLink Field to create the ultimate fan experience at the multi-purpose stadium. “First and Goal has developed CenturyLink Field into a standard-bearer for sustainability amongst sporting venues, employing Washington State’s largest solar array, compost and recycling programs and energy-saving measures to make the field one of the ‘greenest’ in the world,” says Vulcan.com.

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Special shout out to all of the hard-working men and women who work at CenturyLink Field as a part of First & Goal whom all made this award possible.

Social Post Of The Day

Today’s ‘Social Post of the Day’ comes from NHL Seattle, as they announce their first general manager in franchise history, Ron Francis.

More From Around The Web

Seahawks.com’s John Boyle takes a look at top storylines heading into training camp with a story on the team’s secondary.

Bob Condotta at The Seattle Times continues to rank the current Seahawks’ roster, starting with positions 60-46.

Stacy Rost from 710 ESPN Seattle takes a look at running back Rashaad Penny after Brock Huard & Mike Salk list Penny at No. 6 on their roster of most intriguing Seahawks.

NFL.com elaborates on the first football job of all 32 coaches in the League—Carroll’s was a graduate assistant at the University of the Pacific.

Michael-Shawn Dugar at The Athletic writes up how he thinks wide receiver Tyler Lockett can help the team win the NFC West in 2019.

The Seahawks rookies report back to the Virginia Mason Athletic Center for 2019 Training Camp.

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